Expectations for natural gas supply and demand balance in the United States for 2010 seem to be clearly rationalized in the futures market where price stability is the current order. Said another way, two months does not make a trend, however, it does appear that gas prices have entered a period of relative stability despite cold, then warm, then cold weather, production freeze-ins and political uncertainties – factors that have previously influenced natural gas price volatility.
In addition, analysts appear to be quickly turning from the fortunes of the 2009-2010 winter heating season and factoring in potential storage net injections, as well as natural gas into power generation for the coming summer, as part of the forward view of 2010 natural gas markets.
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